Batrachuperus yenyuanensis — Overview

Yenyuan Stream Salamander learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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Batrachuperus yenyuanensis total length ranges from 163-211 mm in males, 135-175 mm in females. Head is flat, longer than wide. Snout rounded and covered with thick labial folds. Vomerine teeth short, with 3-6 on each side, large gap in between the two rows of teeth. There is a groove running from the eye to the noticeable jugular fold. Adult has no or trace remnant of gills. Body is slender, dorsum and venter are relatively flat, and the skin is smooth. 11-12 costal grooves are present. Tips of forelimb and hindlimb toes overlap at the tip or are separated by 1 costal groove length when limbs are adpressed to the flank. There are four unwebbed toes on each forelimb and four unwebbed toes on each hindlimb. The tail is longer than SVL, with a thin, tall fold.

Batrachuperus yenyuanensis has either a dark brown, dirty yellow, or bluish-gray colored dorsum, overlaid with irregular, dark cloud-like patterns. The pattern fades going from the flanks towards the venter. The venter is grayish yellow.


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